Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Nostalgia for the Light" looks absolutely fantastic!

by Salman Hameed

This year can be absolutely fascinating for thoughtful science-themed documentaries. First, we have Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams that looks at some of humanity's earliest expressions of art. But check out the trailer for Nostalgia for the Light. It is set in Atacama desert in Chile. The desert is high and dry - and is now serving home to some of the best observatories in the world - including ALMA: Atacama Large Milimeter Array. But the movie also looks at local women who are searching for the bodies of loved ones who were dumped their unceremoniously by Pinochet's regime. What a way to examine existential questions!

Hope it will start in the US soon. I will definitely have more to say about it after seeing the movie. In the mean time, here is the trailer:


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